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Zanussi-Electrolux ZX97/5S User Manual
Instructions for the User
Instructions for the Installer
Safety Instructions
Technical Specifications
Description of the Appliance
Control Panel
Using the Appliance
Before Use
Starting the Appliance
Freezer Compartment
Freezing Fresh Food
Frozen Food Storage
Refrigerator Compartment
Chill Compartment
Food Storage
Electrical Requirements
Door Reversal
Energy Saving Advice
In the Event of a Power Failure
Maintenance and Cleaning
Something Not Working
Normal Operating Sounds
Service & Spare Parts
Customer Care Department
Guarantee Conditions
Electrical Connection
Keep this instruction book
for future reference and
ensure it is passed on to
any new owner
Safety Instructions
These warnings are provided in the interests of your safety. Ensure that you understand them all before installing or using this appliance. If you are unsure of the meanings of these warnings contact the Customer Care Department.
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken
when moving it.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this product in any way.
Ensure that the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable. If the supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available from
your local Service Force Centre.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Parts which heat up should not be exposed. Whenever possible, the back of the appliance should be
close to a wall, but leaving the required distance for
ventilation, as stated in the installation instructions.
The appliance should be left for 2 hours after installation before it is turned on, in order to allow the
refrigerant to settle.
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before cleaning, always switch off the appliance and disconnect from the electrical supply.
When unplugging always pull the plug from the
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
Child Safety
Bottles and cans must not be placed in the freezer compartment as they can burst as the contents freeze.
Manufacturers recommended food storage
times should be adhered to. Refer to the relevant instructions.
Do not use electrical appliances inside the fridge / freezer.
Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or
play with the product.
Keep all packaging material away from children.
This product should be serviced by an authorised engineer and only genuine spare parts
should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to
repair the appliance yourself. Repairs carried
out by inexperienced persons may cause injury
or serious malfunction. Contact your local
Zanussi Service Force Centre.
During Use
Disposing of Old Appliances
This appliance is designed for domestic use only,
specifically for the storage of edible foodstuffs only.
It is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
Containers with flammable gases or liquids can
leak at low temperatures. Do not store any containers with flammable materials, such as spray cans,
fire extinguisher refill cartridges etc. in the refrigerator.
Frozen food should not be refrozen once it has thawed out.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment.
Ice lollies can cause frost/freezer burns if consumed straight from the freezer compartment.
Do not remove items from the freezer compartment
if your hands are damp/wet, as this could cause
skin abrasions or frost/freezer burns.
Remove the doors to prevent small children
being trapped in side. Cut off and dispose of
the plug and cable.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your
local city office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
Description of Appliance
Control Panel
Freezer Temperature Control
Fridge Temperature Control
ON/OFF Button
Door Alarm
Temperature Alarm
Fast Freezer Button
Control Panel
3. ON/OFF Button
The appliance controls are located in the top panel inside the refrigerator compartment.
Thermostat Control
To switch the appliance on or off, press the
ON/OFF button continuously for 3 seconds. When
the appliance is switched on, the ON/OFF button
will illuminate.
The freezer and fridge thermostats control the temperature inside the freezer and refrigerator respectively.
4. The Door Alarm
1. The Freezer Temperature Control
The freezer temperature control, regulates the temperature within the freezer compartment. A change in the
control setting in the freezer compartment could affect
the temperature in the refrigerator compartment under
certain circumstances.
7 Maximum coldness
1 Minimum coldness
An intermediate position is usually the most suitable,
although the temperature will be affected by:
Room temperature
How often the door is opened
How much food is stored
Position of the appliance
In determining the correct temperature control setting
all these factors have to be considered and some
experimentation may be necessary.
When altering the temperature settings, allow 24 hours
for the temperature to stablise before making further
2. The Fridge Temperature Control
The fridge temperature control regulates the temperature within the fridge compartment, by regulating the
cold airflow. An intermediate setting is usually the most
suitable, although some experimentation may be
necessary to obtain the correct temperature.
5 Maximum coldness
1 Minimum coldness
If either of the doors are left open, the door alarm
will sound and the alarm button will flash red. Press
the alarm button to switch off the alarm, the light
will stop flashing but will remain red. To switch off
the alarm and the light shut the doors.
5. Temperature Alarm
If the internal temperature inside the appliance is
too high for the safe storage of frozen food, an
alarm will sound and the temperature alarm button
light will start to flash. The temperature may rise for
the following reasons:
The doors have been left open
There has been a power failure
A large quantity of food has been added to the
The thermostat controls may be incorrectly set.
There is a fault.
To switch off the alarm, press the alarm button. The
audible signal will stop. The light will stop flashing,
but will remain on until the internal temperature has
reached the correct storage temperature for frozen
6. Fast Freeze Button
Press the fast freeze button approximately 3 hours
before freezing fresh food. Once the food is frozen,
switch off the fast freeze function by pressing the
fast freeze button. The fast freeze function will
automatically switch off after 36 hours.
Turn the control knob to the standby position if you
wish to switch off the fridge, but leave the freezer in
operation (for example, when on holiday). Leave the
doors shut when in Standby operation.
Using the Appliance
This appliance is designed for domestic use
only, specifically for storage of edible foodstuffs.
This appliance is designed to operate in ambient temperatures
(surrounding air temperature) between 10°C (50°F) and 32°C
If these temperatures are exceeded i.e. colder or warmer, the
appliance may not operate correctly.
Before Use
Remove all transit packaging.
Wash the inside of the appliance with lukewarm water with a little bicarbonate of soda added (5ml to 0.5 litre of water). Do not
use soap or detergent as the smell may linger. Dry the appliance thoroughly.
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products, wax polishes or products containing alcohol.
Starting the Appliance
1. Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hours after installation.
2. Insert plug into mains socket. Within 20 seconds the electronics carry out a system test and switch the appliance on.
The ON/OFF button lights up in green, the interior lighting
comes on and the appliance starts working.
Starting up when the appliance is switched off:
Press the ON/OFF button continuously for 3 seconds. The
appliance will start operating after a 4 minute delay and the
internal light will switch on. The ON/OFF button will illuminate.
The temperature alarm (a beeping sound) may come on
during the start up phase. If this happens push the temperature alarm button.
3. Set the thermostat controls for the fridge and freezer compartments. See Control Panel section.
4. To ensure safe food storage, allow the appliance to operate with the doors closed for at least 3 hours, before loading
with food.
Freezer Compartment
The freezer will store frozen food at -18°C or colder allowing for
long-term frozen food storage and freezing of fresh food.
Freezing Fresh Food
The maximum quantity of food that can be frozen in 24 hours
is shown on the rating plate and in the technical specifications
section of this instruction book.
When freezing fresh foods, press the fast freeze button 3 hours
before placing the food into the freezer compartment.
When the food is frozen, switch off the fast freeze function. The
fast freeze function automatically switch off after 36 hours..
The Temperature alarm may sound if a lot of new food is put
into the freezer, due to a rise in temperature. The alarm will
switch off automatically, as the freezer temperature drops.
Push the alarm button to switch off the audible signal.
Frozen Food storage
The freezer will store frozen food at -18°C or colder allowing for long term frozen food storage and freezing of
fresh food.
Pre packed commercially frozen food should be stored in
accordance with the manufacturers instructions for a 4 star
frozen food compartment and should be put in the freezer
as soon as possible after purchase. Your freezer provides
for long-term storage which generally means up to 3
months but the length of the time can vary and it is important to follow the recommended times shown on packets of
commercially frozen food.
Refrigerator Compartment
This compartment is designed to store drinks and fresh
food. The inner temperature is normally uniform and is
kept cool by cold circulating air. Try to avoid putting food
products flush against the air vents at the back of the fridge as this could cause the foods to freeze.
Food Storage
Energy Saving Advice
Do not install the cabinet close to sources of heat,
such as a cooker, dishwasher or radiator.
Locate the appliance in a cool well-ventilated room
and make sure that the air openings of the cabinet
are not obstructed.
Avoid unnecessary frosting in the cabinet by packing all foodstuffs into airtight packages before placing them in the freezer.
Always leave warm food to cool down to room temperature before placing in the fridge or freezer.
Food that is to be frozen (when cool) should be placed in the fridge before being transferred to the freezer.
Do not put any hot food into the fridge or freezer.
Thaw frozen food in the fridge. This will ensure
safer defrosting of foods and reduce the work of the
refrigeration unit.
Try to avoid keeping the door open for long periods,
or opening the door too frequently as warm air will
enter the cabinet, and cause the compressor to
switch on unnecessarily often.
Ensure there are no obstructions preventing the
door from closing properly.
To obtain the best results from your appliance, neither hot foods nor liquids, which may evaporate
should be placed in the larder compartment.
Avoid buying frozen food if you cannot store it
straight away. The use of an insulated container is
advisable. When you arrive home place the frozen
food in the freezer immediately.
Keep the time between buying chilled food and placing it in your fridge as short as possible.
Do not push food together too much; try to allow air
to circulate around each item.
Do not store food uncovered.
Wrap the food up properly or place it in airtight con-
Ensure that food placed in the freezer is dated
and labeled and used in date order to ensure
that food is consumed at its best.
Remove suspect food from your fridge freezer
and clean, refer to ‘Maintenance and Cleaning’.
Do not put any newly introduced food for freezing near to already frozen food
Food and drinks, which have a strong odor,
may affect other foods and drinks if not stored
In the Event of a Power
If there is a power failure during the storage of frozen foods, keep the door closed. If the temperature within your freezer should rise do not refreeze
the food without checking its condition. The following guidelines should assist you.
Ice Cream: Once thawed should be discarded.
Fruit and Vegetables: If soft should be cooked
and used up.
Bread and Cakes: Can be refrozen without danger.
Shellfish: Should be refrigerated and used up
Cooked Dishes: i.e. casseroles should be refrigerated and used up.
Large Pieces of Meat: Can be re-frozen providing
there are ice crystals remaining within them.
Small Joints: Should be cooked and then re-frozen as cooked dishes.
Should be cooked and re-frozen as a fresh dish.
tainers before putting it into the fridge freezer.
Maintenance and
Before any maintenance or cleaning work
is carried out DISCONNECT the appliance from the ELECTRICITY supply.
External Cleaning
Wash the outer cabinet with warm soapy water.
Do not use abrasive products.
There may be sharp edges on the underside of the product so care should be
taken when cleaning.
Ensure the vents at the back of the appliance are clear
of dust and debris etc.
Your appliance is frost free, which means there is
no need to manually defrost your appliance, as this
will be carried out automatically.
Changing the light bulb
1. Switch off the appliance by pressing the
ON/OFF button, and then unplug the appliance.
3. Open the plastic light cover, by pushing
upwards on the centre clip. The cover will then
swing down.
4. Unscrew the light bulb and replace with a bulb
with the following specifications:
Standard Bulb
E14 screw thread
220-240 Volts
25 watts (max)
Internal Cleaning
Clean the inside and accessories with warm water and
bicarbonate of soda (5ml to 0.5 litre of water).
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Do not use detergents, abrasive powders,
highly perfumed cleaning products, wax
polishes or cleaning products containing
bleach or alcohol.
Regularly check the door seals and wipe clean to ensure they are clean and free from debris.
standard bulb 25W
When the appliance is not in use
When the appliance is not in use for long periods,
disconnect from the electricity supply, empty all of
the food and clean the inside of the appliance.
Switch off the appliance and leave the door ajar to
prevent unpleasant smells.
Cleaning the Condenser
Accumulation of dust at the condenser increases
energy consumption. For this reason carefully clean
the condenser at the rear of the appliance once a year
with a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner.
Glass Shelves
The shelf on the vegetable drawer is secured by
two tabs. To release and remove the vegetable
drawer and glass shelf, it is necessary to rotate the
tabs as shown in detail.
Something Not Working
If your appliance is not operating correctly, carry out the following checks before contacting your local Service
Force Centre.
Important: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below, or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or installation a charge will be made, even if the appliance is under guarantee.
Interior Light (refrigerator)
• Appliance is not plugged in
• Plug in the appliance
does not work
• The appliance is not switched on
• Switch on the appliance
• There is no power to the appliance
• Check the main fuse box in the
• The bulb is not fitted correctly or
has fused.
The appliance does not cool
down sufficiently
• The doors have not been closed
• Refit the bulb or replace with a
new bulb
• Close the doors
• A door has been opened frequently
• Avoid frequent opening of the
• The temperature control knob is
• Reset as required
not set correctly
• Food has been introduced into the
Food is freezing in the fridge
• The temperature control knob
• The appliance will cool down in
due course.
• Reset as required
is incorrectly set
• Food is too close to ventilation
• Reposition food, leaving a gap.
holes at the back
The motor works
• Temperature control knob is
• Change the setting
incorrectly set
• The doors are not properly closed
• Close the doors
• Doors have been opened frequently
• Avoid frequent opening of the doors
• Food has recently been introduced
• The appliance will cool down in
into the appliance
• The condenser is dirty
due course.
• Clean (read the Maintenance &
Cleaning section).
Water/condensation in the
vegetable drawer
Condensation on the
• Wet vegetables have been put
• This may occur from time to time
into the box
• High humidity level in the room.
outside of the cabinet
• It does not affect the performance
of the appliance. Increase the
room ventilation.
Doors do not close
• The appliance is not level
• Level the appliance correctly
• The doors are incorrectly aligned
• Re-align the doors
• Food is preventing the doors
• Re-position food
• The appliance may not be level
• Level the appliance
• Something may be vibrating inside
• Check the contents and shelves
are properly positioned.
All product lights start
flashing and the alarm sounds
• Your product has a major fault
• Contact your local Service
Force Centre
Normal Operating Sounds
Temperature control
May cause clicking sounds when the system is connected or disconnected.
Cooling system
The injected cooling gas may produce a gurgling sound while passing through the tubes.
May cause a humming noise and or slight knocking sound.
You may occasionally hear the fans working. This is normal; the fans help to ensure the air circulates
more effectively.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact your local
Service Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further information about Service Force, please visit
the website at
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read the details under the heading «Something Not Working».
When you contact the Service Centre you will need to give the following details.
Your name, address and postcode
Your telephone number
Clear and concise details of the fault
The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the rating plate)
The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee documentation is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care Department
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi Electrolux appliance or for further information on Zanussi Electrolux
products, please contact our Customer Care Department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our
website at
Customer Care Department
Zanussi Electrolux
55-77 High Street
08705 727727 *
* Calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Zanussi Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of purchase this ZANUSSI ELECTROLUX
appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we
will, at our option repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition
The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authorized by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these
hours in which case a premium will be charged.
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs
or removable parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance, which is improperly installed, or calls to appliances outside the United Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those, which are subject to rental agreements.
Products of Zanussi Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Zanussi Electrolux.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home
subject to the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country
of use for this brand or range of products.
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
Your new home is within European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area. The product is installed
and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household.
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care Centre, listed below, to give them details of
your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able
to look after you and your appliance.
344 62 29 29
0800 234 7378
0434 39 4700
8 672 53 90
1753 219897
Technical Specifications
A distance of 56mm must exist between the appliance and the wall, to allow the door to be fully opened.
The refrigeration system and the insulation of this appliance do not contain CFCs or HCFCs.
Height (mm)
Width (mm)
Depth (mm)
Power Supply
220-240V / 50Hz
220-240V / 50Hz 220-240V / 50Hz
Total Power Absorbed
Energy Consumption kWh/year
Freezing Capacity (Kg/24hrs)
Gross Capacity (ltrs)
Net Capacity (ltrs)
* This figure is based on standard test results in accordande with European Standard EN 153. Actual consumption will depend on how the appliance is used and where it is located.
Remove all transit packaging.
The appliance should be located in a well-ventilated,
dry room. To ensure correct operation the appliance
Not be exposed to direct sunlight.
Not be installed next to radiators, cookers or other
sources of heat.
Only be installed in a location where the ambient
temperature corresponds to the climate classification for which the appliance is designed.
Fig. 1
The climate classification can be found on the rating
plate, which is located on the bottom, left hand side of
the fridge compartment. The table shows the correct
operating ambient temperature for each climate class.
(Fig 1)
Fig. 2
Climate Classification
Ambient Operating Temp.
+10 to +32°C
+16 to +32°C
+18 to +38°C
+18 to +43°C
If the temperature rises above or falls below the stated
ambient temperature for the climate class, the operation of the appliance may be affected.
You should also ensure that air can circulate freely
around the back and the top of the cabinet. In the documentation bag you will find two spacers that must be
mounted as shown in the figure in the back of your
appliance. Please loosen the screw under its head and
then unloosen again.
Fig. 3
Never put something on the ventilator grill of the
appliance (see fig. 3)
Level the appliance by turning the 2 adjustable feet at
the front of the appliance. The appliance must be level
to prevent vibration and excessive noise and to ensure
the doors shut correctly. (Fig 4)
Fig. 4
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance must be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
Electrical Requirements
Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply
voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance
rating plate.
The appliance is supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. In
the event of having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13 amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must
be used.
Should the plug need to be replaced for any reason,
the wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter ‘E’ or by the
earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal marked ‘N’ or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked ‘L’ or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands
of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure
over the outer sheath.
If the mains supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by a cable available from your local Service Force
Door reversal
If you wish to change the opening direction of the
doors, proceed as follows:
1. Open the freezer door. Remove the plinth (A) at the
bottom of the appliance, by pushing downwards
and pulling outwards. (See fig 5)
2. Remove the hinge cover (B) in the plinth and reposition on the opposite side of the plinth.
3. Whilst supporting the lower door, use a 8mm nut
driver to remove the 3 hinge retaining bolts and
remove the lower hinge.
4. Carefully lower the door off the central hinge.
5. Support the upper door and remove the two securing screws from the centre hinge. Remove the
hinge, taking care that the upper door does not fall,
retain the plastic spacer washer.
Fig. 5
6. Carefully remove the upper door.
7. Unscrew the small blanking plugs (3) and refit on
the opposite side to cover the vacant hinge holes.
8. Unscrew the hinge (4) in the upper and lower hinge
blades and refit on the opposite side.
9. Change the door self-closing system (5), putting
the freezer door’s on the fridge door and viceversa.
10. Refit the spacer washers and the upper door onto
the upper hinge pin and refit the centre hinge in
11. Relocate the lower door onto the central hinge pin,
and refit the lower hinge assembly.
12. Refit the plinth.
After reversing the door ensure the internal light turns
off when the fridge door is closed, and the door gasket
seals correctly to the cabinet. If the gasket is not sealing correctly, apply warm air to the non-sealing area
using a hair dryer set to gentle heat.
This will make the rubber more supple and allow it to
revert to its original shape and seal correctly.
Fig. 6
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